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My current favorite lunch spot in Pike Place Market (Seattle, WA)


March 26, 2015 by Terumi

table upstairs in Delaurentis

I’ve been volunteering at the Pike Place Market in Seattle for a little while now and I’m still surprised that …
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My first night as Auntie Tee


March 23, 2015 by Terumi

bow and drape customize shirt

According to my kids, I can’t be Auntie Terumi.  They think it sounds weird. You are Auntie Tee now, they …
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In case you miss Macaron Day in Seattle, here’s where we find our favorites


March 19, 2015 by Terumi

le panier seattle and their cute packaging

My little guys are big fans of macarons and every time we walk into a bakery that sells them, it …
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On finding my pinterest dream light in real life (building a cabin in the woods)


March 15, 2015 by Terumi

home building with kids

Can I do a happy dance here? Ages ago I found this light in a pinterest post by Design Milk …
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Next time we’re in California we’ll definitely show our #Disneyside


March 12, 2015 by Terumi

Steveston Cookie Company

I was pretty excited to be chosen to host a Disneyside Party this year and I was sent a box …
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A fancy snack shop in Vancouver BC (Ayoub’s Dried Fruits and Nuts)


March 11, 2015 by Terumi

fancy nut store in vancouver

Many of our adventures in Vancouver end up at UBC, the hubby’s and my Alma Mater and it’s always fun …
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A place that makes my family feel strong (Seattle Bouldering Project)


March 3, 2015 by Terumi

fun things to do in seattle on the weekend

Raaaaawwr!!!! I thought I was miles above ground but maybe this was only a couple feet. But it didn’t matter. …
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Since I’ve been asked a lot about Iceland lately and I totally want to go back (Iceland with kids)


February 26, 2015 by Terumi

iceland with kids

I’ve been asked a bunch of times in the last week about Iceland, so I thought I better put all …
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Best breakfast with a 6 year old and other things to do in Whistler with kids in tow


February 24, 2015 by Terumi

skiin with kids in whistler

Before you go and think I’m going to tell you to get to Purebread for breakfast with your kids in …
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We have windows! (Cabin building in the Woods, Snoqualmie Pass)


February 21, 2015 by Terumi

winter cabin near seattle

While we’ve been a little sad about the lack of the snow in the mountains, it hasn’t been horrible for …
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Counting to 100 is important


February 19, 2015 by Terumi

100 days for kindergarten

Fancy that 100 days in school falls immediately after a school vacation and I felt like we did the equivalent …
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The Northwest Flower Show in Seattle is the best chance you have to imagine you have a green thumb


February 13, 2015 by Terumi

cherry blossoms are blooming in seattle

I happen to be the type of person who could probably kill plants just by looking at them, but every …
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How technology and kindergarteners prove they think all on their own and what we’re sending out for Valentines


February 11, 2015 by Terumi

valentine exchange

I never thought Siri had a total problem with me until the other day.  The kids and I were in …
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When spring comes in February in Seattle


February 9, 2015 by Terumi

biking in seattle with kids

If it ever snows here again I swear I’ll fully embrace my Seattle winter uniform (down parka, fleece lined jeans, …
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Slab Sandwich and Pie (Seattle, WA)


February 6, 2015 by Terumi

cool sandwich sign in seattle

Don’t forget this place has AND PIE in the name. I was dying to try the avocado toast at Slab …
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Family Travel planning: Starting to Belize we are going


February 3, 2015 by Terumi

taking the kids to belize itinerary ideas

I’m sorry if you cringe at this horrible title pun but it makes me smile and I’ll probably still be …
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A stop for ice cream between Vancouver and Seattle that is perfect


January 29, 2015 by Terumi

there is a nearby park if you need to run the kids after you eat ice cream

Just like many people like to stop for ‘gas’ at Costco when really they want to check out the handbags …
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Because this week Tuesday still feels like Monday so here are some thoughts


January 27, 2015 by Terumi

amazing seattle weather

Yesterday we woke up to sunshine streaming in all the windows and a record seven birds were holding onto our …
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A few travel highlights from 2014 while I plan this year’s adventures


January 23, 2015 by Terumi

boating the sunshine coast

The hardest part of starting a New Year is saying good bye to the old one, especially if it was …
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The time I was the one in the driver’s seat for a whole week


January 21, 2015 by Terumi

Toyota Highlander

It is really nice to start the New Year out with a new toy and when I was contacted to …
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